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Fab four shine at Royal Society of Chemistry competition

Fab four shine at Royal Society of Chemistry competition

A group of young chemistry stars at Rydal Penrhos are celebrating after achieving success at a regional competition.

The team comprised of Gowri Pradeep, Arend Franssens, Richard Wolfendale and Alicia Zhou finished runners-up in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 'Top of the Bench' regional heat, which was held at Bangor University on Wednesday, January 25.

During the competition the four pupils had to answer a series of questions together as a team, before being split up to answer additional chemistry puzzles.

After a highly competitive day of action the foursome finished in second place, just three points away from top spot.

This is the latest in a long line of success for Rydal Penrhos in the event, with Mili Jayadeep, Imogen Camp, Eddie Farrell and Ioan Peake-Jones reaching the national final last year.

Head of Chemistry Michael Pender, said: “All four pupils performed very well and did an excellent job of representing the school.”

Top of the Bench is a national competition for 14 –16 year old pupils studying chemistry. Royal Society of Chemistry Local Sections run heats to select a team to represent the section in the UK final the following year.

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